Lady Bulldogs drop regular season finale to Kennett

Friday, September 28, 2012
Sikeston tennis player Kelsey Dial returns a shot against Kennett's Anna Hilburn Thursday at Sikeston High School. Dial won the only game against Kennett in the Lady Indians' 8-1 match win at Sikeston High School. (Photo by Chris Pobst, Staff)

SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs tennis team finished the regular season with a 8-1 loss to visiting Kennett Thursday at Sikeston High School.

"Gave it all we had last regular season match," Sikeston head coach Russ Dial said. "All the ladies had good matches. The match game counts were more reflective of how close, overall, the match was."

Senior Kelsey Dial recorded Sikeston's only win -- an 8-0 victory over Kennett's Anna Hilburn.

Sikeston (4-9) will host Caruthersville in the first round of the Class 1, District 1 team tournament, which starts on Monday at Notre Dame High School in Cape Girardeau.

The Lady Bulldogs, who are the fourth seed, play fifth seeded Caruthersville at 4 p.m. Kennett (12-1), who received a first round by as the top seed -- as did second seeded Notre Dame (8-4) -- will await Sikeston in the semifinals if they get by Caruthersville

Dexter (9-4) will take on Charleston (0-11) at 4 p.m. as well with the winner playing Notre Dame.



Kelsey Dial (S) def. Anna Hilburn (K), 8-0

Darby Sparks (K) def. Martha Neel (S), 7-1

Kathrine White (K) def. Jordan Powell (S), 8-4

Kelsey Washburn (K) def. Geena Hooper (S), 8-0

Kara Heeb (K) def. Emma Ferrell (S), 8-1

Alexa McPherson (K) def. Ali Price (S), 8-6


Hilburn/Sparks (K) def. Dial/Neel (S), 8-6

White/Washburn (K) def. Powell/Price (S), 8-6

Heeb/McPherson (K) def. Hooper/Ferrell (S), 8-0

Junior Varsity


Lauren Decker (K) def. Janai Ivory (S), 6-4

Maddie Wood (K) def. Alana Ellis (S), 6-1

Allison Mowree (K) def. Julie Braden (S), 6-2

Kara Brandt (K) def. Ashli Vaught (S), 6-0

Caroline Jackson (S) def. Carissa Oliver (K), 6-3

McKenna Dial (S) def. Sydney Davis (K), 6-3

Brianna Basham (S) def. Anna Brooks (K), 6-5

Alli Mowrer (K) def. Alana Basham (S), 6-4

Anna Brooks (K) def. K. Butler (S), 6-0


Decker/Wood (K) def. Reed/Thatch (S), 6-0

Mowrer/Brandt (K) def. Jones/Baker (S), 6-2

Davis/Oliver (K) def. Mannon/Henson (S), 6-3

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